Major drug haul in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram

The consignment, which was smuggled from Andhra Pradesh via. Walayar along the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, was supposedly intended to cater to the increased demand for addictive substances The City police busted a major drug racket by apprehending three people, including two Tamil Nadu natives, with alleged possession of over 155kg of ganja on Tuesday. The … Read more Major drug haul in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram

Assembly Polls: All Set for Counting of Votes; Parties in Kerala, TN Await Outcome Anxiously

All arrangements are in place for counting of votes on Sunday in tune with COVID-19 guidelines for Assembly polls held on April 6 in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as political parties await results anxiously. In Kerala, as many as 957 candidates, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, 11 of his cabinet colleagues, Leader of Opposition … Read more Assembly Polls: All Set for Counting of Votes; Parties in Kerala, TN Await Outcome Anxiously

How a Kudumbashree unit in Kerala capital is lending timely succour in the time of pandemic

Jhansi Thomas’ Kudumbashree unit Samjees in Thiruvananthapuram chips in with all the help it can offer for the COVID-affected with a raft of services, including feeding patients Jhansi Thomas’ five-member Kudumbashree micro-enterprise (ME) unit Samjees supplies tea, breakfast, lunch and dinner to 50 people at the COVID-19 first-line treatment centre (FLTC) in the Pettah Railway … Read more How a Kudumbashree unit in Kerala capital is lending timely succour in the time of pandemic

COVID-19 | Case graph continue to soar in Kerala

For the fifth consecutive day, the State reported over 20,000 new COVID-19 cases, letting the case graph soar. The State’s case graph, in its second tryst with COVID, is beginning to look like a steep wall rather than a wave as the epidemic curve is rising relentlessly. On Sunday, 28,469 new cases were added to … Read more COVID-19 | Case graph continue to soar in Kerala

Local bodies give a leg-up to mass vaccination drive

Local bodies have begun playing a part in supporting the Health Department’s drive to vaccinate the maximum number of people from among the vulnerable population. The ward-level committees formed after the pandemic outbreak for monitoring purposes have been activated again to launch intensive ground-level campaigns to ensure that no one is reluctant to take vaccination. … Read more Local bodies give a leg-up to mass vaccination drive

Kerala Assembly polls | Ernakulam district records over 74.14% polling

Ernakulam recorded 74.14% polling, as per data made available at 8.45 p.m. The calculation is not inclusive of postal votes. About 76.53% of male voters (9,91,308) and 71.85% of women voters (9,73,040), and 10 of the 27 transgender voters cast their votes across the 14 constituencies in the district in an election that was peaceful … Read more Kerala Assembly polls | Ernakulam district records over 74.14% polling

Kerala Assembly polls | 80.53%, turnout of 1987 Assembly election, yet to be surpassed

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) had come to power when polling touched an all-time high of 80.53% in the State in the 1987 Assembly polls and 77.35% in the 2016 polls. Since 1957, only the Congress-led alliance had been able to ensure continuity in power and that too way back in 1977. In the elections … Read more Kerala Assembly polls | 80.53%, turnout of 1987 Assembly election, yet to be surpassed

Kerala Elections 2021: Rahul Gandhi Rides Auto to Campaign Venue at Nemom

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took an autorickshaw ride at two places in Kerala, on the last day of campaign for the April 6 Assembly polls, to highlight the rising fuel prices under the BJP-NDA rule. Gandhi, who addressed a campaign meeting at Nemom, here in the evening, took an autorickshaw to the venue, … Read more Kerala Elections 2021: Rahul Gandhi Rides Auto to Campaign Venue at Nemom

‘Pesaha’ appam is a must on Maundy Thursday in many Christian households in Kerala

‘Pesaha’ appam, an unleavened bread made of rice flour, is cooked in many Christian households For Marina Charles, the flavours of Lent are unfermented, steamed Indri appam, Pesaha appam and kurukku, made at her home in Thiruvananthapuram. That was not all. “Since my mother, Thelma Gomez, hails from St. Andrews near Menamkulam in the capital … Read more ‘Pesaha’ appam is a must on Maundy Thursday in many Christian households in Kerala

Kerala Assembly Elections | LDF govt bucks national trend of falling development indices, says CPI general secretary D. Raja

CPI general secretary appeals to voters to ensure beginning of BJP’s defeat at the Centre with the upcoming elections CPI general secretary D. Raja on Thursday credited the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government for bucking a national trend of falling development indices in Kerala and creating a better growth alternative than others in the country. … Read more Kerala Assembly Elections | LDF govt bucks national trend of falling development indices, says CPI general secretary D. Raja